I went for a short trip to the shops in the 242 earlier, it ran great. When I came back to the car 10 mins later it also started and ran well. I noticed it ran a tad longer when I turned the car off at home, maybe 1 second longer.
30 mins after getting home I hopped back in and it wouldn't start. - I missed my appointment to get a new windscreen, bummer.
3 hours later the car starts fine.
It has been about 35 degrees here today so I don't know if that effected it, but I'm a bit miffed on what caused the problem.
Single Stromberg carb
Our XF ute would do it when you tried to restart it on a hot day. Pouring water over the fuel pump would allow it to restart.
Next time it does it, check for spark. It is possible for the coil to have a wobbly when it gets heat soaked. If it has spark, then it's almost certainly vapour lock.
Cheers spac, after googling it would you recommend insulation the fuel line or spacers for the carb - if it can be done?
Ah the carbs have already got me :)
IIRC, there should be a bakelite spacer between the carb & the intake manifold, and definitely another one between the fuel pump and the block.
A low pressure electric pump at the back of the car is almost a sure-fire solution - it will stop the problem in 99.9% of cases.
Thanks for your wisdom Spac, much appreciated!